Aaron Judge, a player for the New York Yankees, has attracted an enormous amount of attention.
Throughout the season, Aaron has been striving to break the MLB record for home runs in a season. Aaron became the fifth player in big league baseball history to smash 60 home runs in a season on September 20, 2022, despite the great debate over who owns the record. That’s what we call a first!
Not disputing that he’s extraordinarily gifted at his chosen sport, fans are also curious about his off-the-field life. Here is some information about his background that may interest his supporters.
Aaron Judge’s Ethnicity
LiveRampUp claims that Aaron is a mix of many races. However, the site states that his actual ethnicity is unknown due to the lack of information on his biological parents. Aaron was adopted shortly after his birth, as the website states.
On October 4, 2022, Aaron Judge blasted his 62nd home run.
On September 28, 2022, against the Toronto Blue Jays, Aaron Judge tied the great Roger Maris for the American League record with his 61st home run.
Against the Texas Rangers on October 4, 2022, at Globe Life Field, he hit home run number 62 just days later, setting a new record.
“I had a good feeling off the bat,” Aaron told MLB.com. “I just didn’t know where it was going to land or what it was going to hit. There was a good sense of relief once I saw it in that fan’s glove.”
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Baseball League of America reports that Aaron recovered the ball hit for his 61st home run and presented it to his mother, Patty.
“She’s been with me through it all,” Aaron told the press. “From the Little League days, getting me ready for school, taking me to my first couple of practices and games, being there for my first professional game, my debut, and now getting a chance to be here for this — this is something special, and we’re not done yet.”
When ball 62 was thrown, it was collected by Corey Youmans, who just so happens to be married to former Bachelorette participant Bri Amaranthus. But he didn’t say what to do with the ball once he got it.
Who are Aaron Judge’s parents?
Patty and Wayne Judge adopted Aaron shortly after he was born. When Aaron was a young adolescent, he asked his parents directly why he didn’t share their appearance.
He told The New York Post, “I was about 10 or 11, and we didn’t look alike, so I started asking questions. They told me I was adopted and answered all my questions, and that was that. I was fine with it. It didn’t bother me because that’s the only parents I’ve known.”
In an interview with Newsday, Aaron stated that he has no interest in finding his biological parents.
To Aaron’s parents, the school was more important than sports. He could have had a much earlier impact on the baseball scene, but his parents insisted that he get a college education instead.
He said, “I have one set of parents, the ones that raised me. That’s how it is. Some kids grow in their mom’s stomach; I grew in my mom‘s heart. She’s always shown me love and compassion since I was a baby. I’ve never needed to think differently or wonder about anything.”
He told MLB, “They wanted me always to make sure I put education first … They’d say, ‘Hey, you’ve got homework to do. You’ve got to finish your math homework and science homework. Then, you can go play if you have time left over for dinner.’ Something like that. I didn’t like it as a kid, but looking back on it, I appreciate what they did for me.”
Aaron raved about his mother, saying, “I know I wouldn’t be a New York Yankee if it wasn’t for my mom. The guidance she gave me as a kid growing up, knowing the difference [between] right and wrong, how to treat people, and how to go the extra mile and put in extra work. All that kind of stuff. She’s molded me into the person that I am today.”
Aaron’s baseball success may be attributed to his close relationship with his parents.
Does Aaron Judge have any siblings?
Patty and Wayne, Aaron’s parents, adopted his older brother John and brought both of them up in Linden, California. John seems quite quiet, but he taught English in South Korea as recently as 2017, as reported by USA Today.
As far as his religious beliefs go, Aaron Judge is a committed Christian who frequently tweets about his faith “Christian. Faith, Family, then Baseball.”
In Fresno, California, in December of this year, Aaron shared his favorite Bible scripture at a charity event for his organization, All Rise Foundation. For we walk, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).